Tonic Seafood and Steak

4.6
1034 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Ton-ic
/tänik/ Adjective 1. Providing a feeling of vigor or well-being; invigorating.

Tonic Seafood & Steak is downtown Wilmington's hottest destination for creative cuisine, including some of the best steaks in the area. Multiple private dining areas make it perfect for all entertaining needs. The bar encircled with flat screens is always happening. Whether you are joining us for the city’s most talked-about Happy Hour or your favorite sporting event, we want each guest to have a feeling of “Tonic”. We are building lasting relationships with our guests by serving excellence. We look forward to welcoming you into our restaurant and sharing our experience with you!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.7
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall the food was good, a couple of dishes were under-seasoned but the service was great and the cocktails were fantastic! Relatively quiet vibe, but this was on a Monday night. Would definitely go back for the drinks.

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ColemanB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

My wife and I both had the trout and it was thoroughly overcooked and only warm when it was served. Definitely not one of the better meals we have experienced at Tonic.

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KristinL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Teddy was top notch and food was delicious. We will be back!

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Tanee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience2

This was probably the worst meal I’ve had in a long time. Our starters were baby octopus and oyster on the 1/2.

The baby octopus was over cooked and not seasoned. The oysters were ok. For our meal I had the lamb chops my husband had a filet. Both came with mashed potato’s . The mash had the texture of instant potato’s, but were completely bland. I actually had to ask for salt and pepper.

The first time my lamb was well done and my husbands filet was raw. We both asked for medium. When it came back it still wasn’t right but at that point we just ate it.

When the restaurant was empty on a Friday night that should have been a sign to walk away!

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Theresidentbaker
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We sat outside and it was quite a bit noisier inside. Waitstaff was great. Food was okay for what we paid, not exceptional.

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vipHerm
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Casual Friday evening dinner. Table was ready upon arrival at 6:45. Our server “Page” was quite chatty and personable. We ate lightly, seafood salad, that was tasty and my guest had a salad with salmon added.

Overall service, food and price will have me returning whem I’m ready to attack a steak.

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JenniferE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dinner was good and service was excellent. Teddy was the best waiter we have had in a long time. Expertly explained the menu, wines and made suggestions for each guest. A very enjoyable evening.

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AdamS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great post-graduation lunch with family at Tonic. Great atmosphere, great food, great service. Don’t get out of North Wilmington so much so it was nice to go downtown for a change. Will definitely go back.

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vipJSRS
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stumbled into Tonic, expecting not much and were completely blown away. The food is excellent - creative with great veg complements - and the service is outstanding. We have to manage celiac/gluten free so were really pleased they have a GF calamari (very unusual). We also had scallops. Our waiter recommended chick pea cakes which were really super! We had a flourless cake dessert. And…tasty cocktails and wine. A truly unexpectedly great evening out in Wilmington.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Inside is very loud but we sat outside which I preferred. Raw

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vipLarry
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Noisy, especially from the back room. Otherwise the food was hot and tasty.

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vipDelFood
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always first class here!

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vipEKZoo
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My husband enjoyed his entre, duck, more than I enjoyed the crab cakes. Liked the crab cakes but found the side greasy (potatoes & spinach).
The restaurant is pleasant and because it was Saturday night in Wilmington , not to crowded. Service is good

KH
KristinH
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Scallops were very tasty and my fiance love the New York Strip

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VonnettaG
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service. Relaxed environment. Great food. Great location and hours.

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BettyP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Rachel our server must’ve been tired. She was very impatient. This is my first experience in tonic. I asked her can I change tables because I didn’t want to sit by the bathroom she said every table was reserved but the greeter found me a table. The greeter was very pleasant. Then Rachel was quick to say we close at 7pm when our reservation was for 6pm. My apple tart was old and was not fresh. The shrimp were inedible.

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ecun
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with steak and seafood tower. Octopus for starters and apple pie for desert. Everything was great.

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Bkwjr
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, location, and service... Will be back soon!

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RosalynJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The atmosphere in Tonic is nice. The little wooden table where we were seated was near the door, so the constant traffic past the table was distracting, however, both entrees ordered were good. The food temperature was good; the portions were small on the crab cakes, but they did not have filler, which made them very tasty. The filet mignon was also delicious. Tonic is a nice spot for a special occasion dinner, but would be pricey for a regular weekend dinner, however, we do plan to return.

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MrsTKG3
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

This was my first time here. I visited based on the reviews; however I won't be returning. I ordered a medium well steak, it was EXTRA well done. The lobster tail was dry and the asparagus was blan. The crab cake was initially mistaken as a scallops because it was so small, but it was tasty. The waitress took the steak and lobster back. My husband opted not to take another lobster but requested a replacement steak. The replacement steak was rare, but rather than send it back again, we opted to take it home and cook it properly. The waitress was attentive and polite. If you're looking for a quality steak house this isn't it.

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vipLeslieR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were great

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing.

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Gorgeousanddelicious
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've had in years. Awesome service, too.

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Fingerlakesdiner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nothing too special. Food was good but the reviews made me expect more.
Probably not returning.

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PersonalityPuzzle
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Chicken tacos - chicken was very dry and lacked flavor

Short rib egg rolls - very good

Brussel sprouts - mediocre

Overall, menu was overpriced.

Waiter brought out birthday cake with sparkling candle - GREAT

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything and everyone was so nice! We are definitely going back!

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Jtck
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good but way over priced. You can food just as good for lower prices elsewhere. I may return but only for the fries cooked in duck fat which were superb. The steak was average and not worth the price at all.

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vipSushibirthday
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very chill atmosphere. We loved the place!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Great drinks, great food, and great service.

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vipDelawareTraveler
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch food and service.

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FrankH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!

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jaxdad78
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal, combined with great service at Tonic. It never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kim was great!

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vipJWes
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy that I was able to make reservations for an outside table. Many places don’t. Food was delicious & service was great.

JH
JohnH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I meant to give five stars for everything and hope I did. Great food, helpful and pleasant staff, and a wistful view of the sidewalk setup when the weather and seasonal temperatures allow. My wife loved the seafood salad and I was in the mood for a rare steak, which was perfectly prepared. And we both loved the unusual homemade bread appetizer. Check out Tonic's online menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding service was great a little pricey but not for the food you got. Overall it’s a definite do again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our waitress Amanda was the best part of the experience. She was very friendly and helpful throughout the night. Upon arrival, the hostess failed to greet us as she was on the telephone and did not take the time to acknowledge us. Amanda stepped right in, greeted us and took us to our table. She was very kind and attentive throughout our experience. The food was okay; we had the short rib egg rolls for our appetizer. They were very greasy and did not have much flavor. We then ordered the 8 oz. filet mignon and 12 oz. T-bone steak. Both were prepared well and enjoyable. The overall experience was average, nothing to note other than the service provided by our server, Amanda.

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DEVAUGHNJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Drinks were very tasty and plenty of options.

AH
AnnieH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating was comfortable and safe. The food was delicious and came out in a timely manner. Our server was attentive to our needs. I look forward to going back.

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You can order delivery directly from Tonic Seafood and Steak using the Order Online button. Tonic Seafood and Steak also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tonic Seafood and Steak also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 777-2040.

Tonic Seafood and Steak is rated 4.6 stars by 1034 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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